Intel to Leverage Face Recognition Technology for Device Access

Intel inked a license agreement with Cognitec Systems to use its technology to replace passwords on electronic devices.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Cognitec Systems, a Germany-based provider of face recognition technologies, has signed a software development and license agreement with Intel Corp.

Under the agreement, the companies will cooperate to apply face recognition to electronic devices, such as PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones, to replace conventional passwords.

“Intel is driving exciting advances in security and biometrics,” says Manish Tangri, director, New Business, Perceptual Computing, Intel Corp. “Our collaboration with Cognitec is a key ingredient in enabling secure yet easy-to-use, face-based authentication capabilities for consumers and enterprises.”

Face recognition will enable the owners of millions of computers, tablets and mobile phones to protect their devices and access them conveniently and quickly without having to remember passwords, says Alfredo Herrera, managing director of Cognitec.

“Cognitec is proud of being selected by Intel for this important application of our technology,” he said.

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